101The one who loves his brotherabides in the Light and there is nocause for stumbling in him.
But the one who 2hates his brother is in the darkness and 3walks in the darkness, and does not knowwhere he is goingbecause the darkness has 4blinded his eyes.
I am writing to you, 5littlechildren, because6your sins have been forgiven you for His name'ssake.
I am writing to you, fathers, because you know Him 7who has been from the beginning. I am writing to you, youngmen, because8you have overcome9the evilone. I have written to you, children, because10you know the Father.
I have written to you, fathers, because you know Him 11who has been from the beginning. I have written to you, youngmen, because you are 12strong, and the 13word of Godabides in you, and 14you have overcome the evilone.
Do not love15the worldnor the things in the world. 16Ifanyoneloves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world, 17the lust of the flesh and 18the lust of the eyes and 19the boastfulpride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
1720The world is passingaway, and also its lusts ; but the one who 21does the will of Godlivesforever.
18Children, 22it is the lasthour ; and just as you heard that 23antichrist is coming, 24evennowmanyantichrists have appeared ; from this we know that it is the lasthour.
1925They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, 26so that ait would be shown that they all are not of us.
20bBut you have an 27anointing from 28the HolyOne, and 29you allknow.